SNAP 2014 Test Discussion Thread



Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) 2014 candidates can discuss their test experience here.

  • Date of exam: December 21, 2014.
  • Duration: 2 PM to 4 PM (120 minutes).
  • Total marks: 180.

Question paper is taken by the invigilator at the end of exam. So you may not remember all questions, but if there is any question you want to discuss, you can ask write here. Please mention the following

  • Section: General English / QA-DI / General Awareness / Analytical-Logical Reasoning.
  • Complete question.
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Section: QA-DI (I think).

Qs: How many times the minute and the hour hand meet in a day?


In T hours, the minute hand completes T laps. In the same amount of time, the hour hand completes T/12 laps.

The first time the minute and hour hands overlap, the minute hand would have completed 1 lap more than the hour hand. So we have T = T/12 + 1. This implies that the first overlap happens after T = 12/11 hours (~1:05 am). Similarly, the second time they overlap, the minute hand would have completed two more laps than the hour hand. So for N overlaps, we have T = T/12 + N.

Since we have 24 hours in a day, we can solve the above equation for N

24 = 24/12 + N
24 = 2 + N
N = 22

Thus, the hands of a clock overlap 22 times a day. Thus the hands of the clock overlap at 12:00, ~1:05, ~2:10, ~3:15, ~4:20, ~5:25, ~6:30, ~7:35, ~8:40, ~9:45, ~10:50. Note that there is no ~11:55. This becomes 12:00.